Volvo Ocean Race Newport: 20 Best Images

Pictures of the most intense and memorable moments of the Volvo Ocean Race's Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race and Leg 7 start in Newport, R.I.

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MAPFRE IN THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE.
The official mascot of the Volvo Ocean Race, Wisdom the Albatross, and fans cheer on Team Mapfre as they parade to their boat for the Team Vestas Wind In-port Race on May 16.Maria Muina/MAPFRE
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Newport's Castle Hill hosted more than 700 spectators and guests of the Volvo Group for the stopover's in-port race. With the southeasterly wind direction, the race was a reach-to-reach parade, with the weather marks placed near the lighthouse.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
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Team Mapfre leads the downwind leg of the in-port race en route to a race win.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay provided an excellent amphitheater for both the in-port and Leg 7 start. Spectator boats motor alongside the competitors during the in-port.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
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Team SCA rounds the leeward mark and switch headsails for the upwind leg. With skipper Sam Davies at the helm, the all-women team finished third, adding another in-port podium finish to their results (they'd won two previously).Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Vestas Wind InPort Race in Newport
At the conclusion of the 12-day stopover, officials reported more than 120,000 visitors entered the Race Village, giving the Newport Stopover the second-highest footfall of the race (second to Alicante, Spain).Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Start Leg 7
Fans take final pictures of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team in Newport as they dock out for the Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 7 to Lisbon, Portugal.Carmen Hidalgo/Volvo Ocean Race
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Crew members stand alongside their boats during send-off ceremonies that included a blessing of the fleet by local Native American tribesmen.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
Hollywood actor (from HBO's True Blood series) Ryan Kwanden takes the celebrity dive from on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing before the fleet exited the bay.Ian Roman/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Start Leg 7
Teams SCA and Brunel pass spectators lining the shore of Fort Adams State Park during the first upwind portion of Leg 7.Billi Weiss/Volvo Ocean Race
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing bowman Justin Slattery prepares to unfurl the headsail as they pass the crowd looking on from Fort Adams.Ian Roman/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
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Spectators watch the start of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from the shoreline of Fort Adams. Stopover officials reported more than 20,000 spectators came to see the fleet off.Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race SCA MAPFRE
Team Mapfre had the best start of the fleet for Leg 7, passing behind the fleet on port tack and into clear air, earning them the lead for the first two legs of the race.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
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The boats make their first pass under Newport's Claiborne Pell Bridge en route to Lisbon, Portugal.Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race
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Dongfeng Race Team passed Mapfre after rounding the leeward mark, setting up a match-race as they exited the bay and into the open Atlantic.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
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After passing under the Newport Pell Bridge, Team SCA heads to the downwind mark, leaving Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel, and Team Alvimedica behind them.Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Sailboat Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Start Leg 7
The boats begin Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, passing below the Pell Bridge before heading to Lisbon, Portugal.Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Sailboat Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Start Leg 7
Team Alvimedica, considered the hometown team with three Rhode Island sailors on board, had a clean start to Leg 7, but had a difficult time getting clean air on the first beat.Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race
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MAPFRE IN THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE.
Dongfeng Race Team and Mapfre sail past the race committee boat, toward the open ocean where they will continue to Lisbon, Portugal during Leg 7.Maria Muina/MAPFRE
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Mapfre tacks off from the other boats, hoping to get clear air and start its seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead position.Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race